This shoot was very, very special to me. Lori was one of my very best friends growing up in Michigan, and we have endless fun and adventurous memories together. She was always the friend I could go to for advice or just to pour my heart out. She was there when I first laid my eyes on my husband (we were 14!) and she was always the one encouraging me when I was in doubt. We had a blast playing high school volleyball together, she always shared her yummy lunches with me, and we were both heavily involved in our church youth group activities. I’m not really sure if my teenage years would be nearly as memorable if it wasn’t for Lori! Once I got married, we had to go our separate ways, but ironically (and thankfully!) Lori found her soulmate here in Cleveland, so soon we will be living in the same city again. Lori met Josh while she was in her graduate program, and they really are a perfect match. I’d always hope and pray that Lori would find the perfect guy for her, and she really did. Josh is so sweet and caring – just the type of person I always hoped Lori would marry. Lori, words can’t express how happy and excited I am for you and Josh! I can’t wait to be part of your wedding this summer!
Many thanks to the amazing Janelle at With Love and Whimsy Events for styling their engagement shoot!